Our careers advice is tailored to exactly what you want

Our Careers Programme is exceptional in scope and provision and was judged outstanding in the recent ISI inspection. The college has two dedicated careers and higher education advisers, who are available to support you with your higher education options. Our advisers are qualified and experienced in the university application process gloabally including the USA and Europe. If you have any questions about our Careers Program or would like to arrange to talk to our students about your university, apprenticeship, employment sector or Gap Year Scheme, please contact melanie.moorhouse@stclares.ac.uk

Explore your work and education options

Our Careers Programme will develop your skills by raising your awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you to explore your options for education and work. You are supported through application processes to make effective university applications and prepare CVs as required.


Prepare for an exciting future

You will build skills and knowledge through a range of workshops, tutorials, lectures, visits and discussions. This will help you to make well-informed decisions about your future and prepare you for decisions that you are likely to face after you leave St Clare’s. Emphasis is placed on helping you to analyse the skills you are developing through your academic studies and through extra curricular activities to maximise your chances and opportunities in life.

Melanie Moorhouse, our experienced and well respected Head of Careers, gives extremely helpful and detailed information on:

  • higher education opportunities in the UK, US and elsewhere
  • careers information
  • careers and courses related to each IB subject
  • gap opportunities from four weeks to a year long
  • continuous advice and updates on her Careers Blog

St Clare’s is a centre for SAT and BMAT exams. TOEFL, UKCAT and LNAT exams may be taken in Oxford.

Yasmina – British

Gap year – volunteering with Project Trust, India

St. Clare’s is not like other schools where students are simply spoon-fed information.  I realised this in my first week.  Teachers expected more from me and all at once I was at the helm of my own education.  I won’t deny that this was shocking and strange, but now, two-years on, I couldn’t be more grateful.  I have attained greater independence and new-found appreciation for my subjects.  St Clare’s has bolstered me for the dynamic world ahead.  I now enter it knowing that I can take whatever comes my way.

Detailed, accurate and up-to-date careers advice

We offer students the most up-to-date guidance and help.

Contact Melanie Moorhouse, Head of Careers

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